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. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
think there's a legitimate argument about whether the federal government should be funding pbs. in terms of the effect it would have on the deficit is sort of silly. here is the math. i said it earlier. this is how much the corporation for public broadcasting is part of our budget. two-thirds of our budget is entitlement. the debate should be about how do we pair back entitlement spending or cut back larger government spending in terms of adding to the deficit. that's just my point this morning. >> i have a program on pbs, but we don't get any money from pbs to create that programming. it comes through underwriters in foundation. >>> we'll visit monaco land of fun, security and no income tax. you are watching "cbs this morning." cbs "this morning". two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are rep
york. >> so, charlie, i think there's a legitimate argument about whether the federal government should be funding pbs but in terms of the effect it would have on the deficit, it's sort of silly. here's the math. this is how much the corp ration for public broadcasting is part of our budget. two third of our budget is entitlement. the debate should be how do we pare back entitlement spending or cut larger government spending in terms of adding to the deficit. that's just my point this morning. >> well as you know i have a program on pbs but we don't get any money from pbs to create that programming, it comes from underwriters and foundations. it's one square mile with a lot of money. this morning we'll visit monaco the play ground of the rich, sun, and no income tax. you're watching cbs "this morning". two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to
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